This full-day workshop will focus on the critical interpersonal aspects of leading a group of scientists, integrating techniques for communication, feedback, conflict resolution and negotiation. It’s designed to complement the SLAM seminar series by providing highly interactive, participatory experiences. You’ll get hands-on practice with the relationship skills that are key to being a great group leader. You’ll be better equipped to work with challenging people and situations. Even more importantly, you’ll learn how to get the most out of your future experiences and use them to become a better leader and manager over time.
The material will be targeted to science and engineering graduate students, post-docs and visiting scholars who are pursuing future scientific leadership positions (including academia, industry, and governmental positions), but students in other disciplines will certainly benefit as well.
The workshop is ADA accessible--if you need special accommodation to fully participate in this workshop, please contact the workshop organizers with your name and contact information. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with breakfast, lunch and light refreshments included in the cost of registration. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Who will be leading the workshop?
Anna Goldstein is a postdoctoral research fellow in Science, Technology and Public Policy program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School. Her research focuses on R&D funding and management strategies to advance clean energy technology. She received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from UC Berkeley in 2014. While at Berkeley, she was the founder and first organizing chair of the SLAM seminar series.
Ben Thuronyi is a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University in the Liu group, where he is developing directed evolution methods to support precision genome editing. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from UC Berkeley in 2015. He was a founding member of SLAM and served as organizing committee chair in its second year.
Between them, Ben and Anna have facilitated dozens of science leadership and management seminars and participated in hundreds of hours of related workshops and training.
What does registration cover?
Registration reserves a spot at our Saturday workshop, which has been capped at 45 people. Your registration fee will also cover the cost of breakfast, lunch, and light refreshments over the course of the day.
What is the general breakdown of the workshop?
8:30am-9:00am: Breakfast and Registration
9:00am-12:00pm: Part I. Communication and Feedback
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch (included)
1:00pm-4:00pm: Part II. Conflict and Negotiation
There will be short breaks for snacks/refreshments throughout the day.
Can I get a refund if I can no longer attend?
Unfortunately we can't give refunds for tickets once they've been sold, but you can certainly pass on your ticket to a friend or colleague!
Can I attend only part of the workshop?
We strongly suggest that participants arrive on time and stay for the whole event. Many of the activities build on earlier topics, so it will be difficult to get the full experience if you aren't there the whole time.
What about accessibility?
The event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact the workshop organizer at eva.nichols (at) berkeley.edu and we'll make sure we accommodate your needs.
I'd like to attend but am having difficulty paying the registration fee. Are discounts available?
We want everyone to be able to attend this workshop! The registration fee may be waived in cases of financial need. For more information, please contact the workshop organizer at eva.nichols (at) berkeley.edu.
This event is sponsored by the UCB Graduate Assembly.